Accession Number : AD0759279

Title :   Final Report of Robert M. Thrall and Associates to U. S. Army Strategy and Tactics Analysis Group. (STAG).

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 31 Jul 71-1 May 72,

Corporate Author : THRALL (ROBERT M) AND ASSOCIATES HOUSTON TEX

Personal Author(s) : Thrall,R. M. ; Thompson,J. R. ; Tapia,R. A. ; Owen,G. ; Howes,D.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : The report deals with the mathematical theory of combat in various aspects. Chapter 1 is an introduction and summary, Chapter 2 deals with measures of effectiveness, Chapter 3 provides a general mathematical basis for the Lanchester philosophy of combat, Chapter 4 develops a number of special Lanchester models, and Chapter 5 contains some suggestions for improvements in the TARTARUS IV model. The mathematics used draws on the theory of abstract vector spaces and functional analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY TACTICS, EFFECTIVENESS), GAME THEORY, WAR GAMES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MILITARY STRATEGY, LANCHESTER EQUATIONS, VECTOR SPACES, ATTRITION, KILL PROBABILITIES

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE